What is Dream Seeds?

Research shows that some young rural Victorians face barriers to education, participation and developing aspiration. Young people need to  develop a sense of aspiration by the time they reach high school if they are to fully engage in learning and reach their potential. Dream Seeds is a workshop created by Macpherson Smith Rural Foundation Alumni to help build aspiration and ease transition to secondary school.

The workshop developed for Year 5 and 6 students aims to show young people that they have the capacity to be the leaders of their own lives, irrespective of their circumstances. The program is focused around three main pillars:  aspiration, resilience and connection. Original activities and games build knowledge and skills to help young people create a personal vision and practical pathways to positive futures.

MSRF Alumni who have themselves grown up in rural Victoria facilitate the workshop and share their experiences with the primary students.

Our Values

What people are saying..

I could be myself...I don’t think it could be improved, it’s unique and special

Student Participant

It was very effective. The students remained engaged throughout the whole session.


The presenters had a clear understanding of what they were talking about.


It's Fabulous!


The program was delivered very well.


Register your interest for Dream Seeds at your school!